Saratoga’s Humanitarian Youth for Transformation-Shyft

Exploring the “act” in “Activism”, SHYFT is a teen Social Justice performance troupe that uses their developing multi-talents and collective voice as a vehicle for Social Change in our community, both local and global We welcome teens to contribute in multiple ways: get involved as a performer; contribute writings and/or performance ideas; suggest social issue themes that need to be … Read More

Shelters Of Saratoga

Volunteer opportunities for 16 year olds and older. Help is needed for: Receptionist- Greet customers, answer phones, direct call and take messages; Clerical/filing- file forms, assist with mailings, data entry, copying or sorting mail; Food Pantry Assistant- stock shelves, clean pantry, inventory food items; Driver- pick up and deliver food items from local businesses and the Food Bank to the … Read More

Shenendehowa Helping Hands Food Pantry 

Shenendehowa Helping Hands Food Pantry  We are located in the Jonesville United Methodist Church-963 Main Street Clifton Park, NY 12065 Contact Person: Sheila Krupski, , 518-877-7380 Hours:  F- 9-12 noon.

Southern Saratoga YMCA

A wide range of volunteer opportunities working with children of all ages in groups and different activities. Ages of volunteers vary depending on the position.

Special Olympics New York: Saratoga

Volunteers assist children or teens at Special Olympic events, encouraging them and praising them and acting as a peer role model. Training Clubs in Nordic Skiing, Aquatics, Bowling, Equestrian, Track and Field, Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf, and Alpine Skiing are offered.

SSOAR: Students Sharing Opportunities: Saratoga Hospital And Nursing Home Junior Volunteer Program

Wide range of volunteer opportunities to gain patient and health care experience. Youth Involvement: ages 15-18, students volunteer for at least 48 hours in the summer, assist in the emergency center, regional therapy center, urgent care, women’s health services, nutritional services, the orthopedic center, and more. Intergenerational opportunity at the nursing home. Student volunteer duties include responsibility to assist in … Read More

Sustainable Saratoga

Sustainable Saratoga’s mission is to promote sustainable practices and the protection of natural resources through education, advocacy and action for the benefit of current and future generations.  Volunteers needed for action committees of Housing/Urban Planning, Climate/Energy, “Bring Your Own Bag”, and Urban Forestry Project (tree planting).  Positions open for youth on planning committees. 

The Prevention Council: SADD Chapter Involvement/Above the Influence, Stop DWI

Students who are involved with their district high school and middle school SADD and/ or ATI chapters periodically work with Prevention Council educators who support SADD and or ATI Chapter efforts, including planning and participating in the annual SADD Safe Spring Conference held each spring at Skidmore College. We can help your school develop a SADD or ATI chapter.

The Prevention Council: Saratoga County Youth Court

High School students receive intensive training about restorative justice and the various roles of the court system. Trained students take on role as judge, court clerk, defense counsel, prosecuting counsel, and juror conducting sentencing hearings for 1st time, non-felony, nonviolent youthful offenders referred from family courts, town justice and city criminal courts and probation. All offenders are sentenced to some … Read More

The Salvation Army

Volunteers, 16 and older needed for Food Pantry, emergency clothing, Christmas Toy Bag Project and maintenance work.


Wellspring supports survivors and engages our community to end relationship violence and sexual abuse. Youth volunteers can get involved with programs: “Rape or Regret”, “In Her Shoes”, “In Their Shoes”, Ballston Area Community Allies, Project Hope and Power. Volunteer with support or educational groups. Age 18+ or older for hotline services.

Wesley Health Care Center

Volunteers, 14 years and older needed to work with seniors in the following ways: Friendly Visiting Program- work with one or a few of the residents, play games, take walks, read, write letters. Transport to beauty shop, perform clerical tasks, and assist with activities/special events. Grounds work- raking, watering plants. Help passing meal trays. Perform resident care tasks- folding linen. … Read More

Wilton Wildlife Preserve And Park

Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is a non-profit organization partnering with the Town of Wilton, Saratoga County, NYS DEC and The Nature Conservancy to conserve ecological systems and natural settings while providing opportunities for environmental education and outdoor recreation.  The Preserve & Park is part of the Saratoga Sandplains, an area of ancient sand dunes, small but important wetlands and diverse ecological communities, home to the federally endangered … Read More

Yaddo Garden Association

Yaddo is a retreat for artists in Saratoga Springs. Our mission is to provide artists time, space, and privacy in which to pursue creative work. Each year, Yaddo welcomes over two hundred artists from all over the world for stays from two weeks to two months, at no cost to them. While most of the estate is reserved for the exclusive use of our guests, … Read More

YOU(th) Decide NY

YOU(th) Decide NY was developed to empower teenaged youth like you about the dangers of underage gambling and to share that knowledge with their peers, parents and communities.  This is an opportunity for youth ages 12-17 to help make a real change in their community and to design a project in effort to have a positive impact on lessening underage … Read More